Join Date: Oct 2007
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,996
I understand exactly what you mean Barry. How overwhelming a 458 is. It is just what the Americans succinctly but crudely call a mind f*ck. The best way to put the 458 in some sort of context is to have driven several Ferrari's before, preferably 430 or 430 Scuderia, at serious pace, and then drive a 458. The way the goal posts have been moved is hard to explain.
In many ways I find driving a 458 to be in the middle of a Marvel Comic book. And yet, strangely, you can still potter around in it. And then, when you can't improve the experience any further, you park it, step out, and adore the lines. What a fantastic design. What a car.
...what kind of a description !
Present: 365 GTB/4, Scud
Past: 250 GTE, 250 PF (2), 275 GTBsn, 330 GTC, 456GT, 550, 360Stradale, 430Scuderia, F40, F50